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Prepare Ye!. Isaiah 40:2-4 & John 3:1-3 Second Sunday of Advent Preached at Union Church, Quincy Michigan December 8, 2013 Rev. John W. Landis, DMin. “Ready for Christmas!”. What we define as “ Ready ”. Decorations out House Clean Shopping done .

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prepare ye

Prepare Ye!

Isaiah 40:2-4 & John 3:1-3

Second Sunday of Advent

Preached at Union Church, Quincy Michigan

December 8, 2013

Rev. John W. Landis, DMin

what we define as ready
What we define as “Ready”
  • Decorations out
  • House Clean
  • Shopping done
christmas for many is
Christmas for many is:

A Time to:

Stretch already stretched schedules

  • Spend money we don’t have; on things we don’t need
  • Rip and Run
    • Noise and Chaos
what should we prepare for
What should we prepare for?
  • Christ to enter our lives
  • To share the “Good News”
  • To help those who God sends our way
  • To show God’s love
    • Through our actions
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What should we prepare for?
  • To enjoy the gifts that God gives
    • Family
    • Each other
    • Opportunities
      • To worship
      • To serve
        • Be part of God’s plan
      • To know God
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How?
  • Stop running around
    • Be quiet
  • Focus on the message of Christmas
  • Figure out how you would tell YOUR story of God’s work in your life
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How?
  • Pray
  • Read the Bible and Meditate
    • Listen– Quietly
  • Look for opportunity
  • Acquire Skills and Knowledge
  • Look for the Blessings
  • Rejoice and Be Glad
as a congregation
As a Congregation . . .

Your Waiting is Like Mary’s

A Pregnant waiting!

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We need to prepare for the JourneyWe need to prepare to give BirthWe need to prepare to receive the New!We need to be prepared to share the Blessing!

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